About Me & This Blog

Hi! I would love to tell you a little about me;

I am a Canadian, living in Belgium. “Why Belgium?” is the question I am asked all the time. Yes, Canada is crazy awesome, and about a million times bigger than Belgium – but I actually really enjoy life in Belgium, too!

It’s fairly simple. My boyfriend is Belgian, and I love to travel! So, when we were trying to figure out where to live, I opted for the more adventurous option of moving to live with him.

I count myself truly blessed to be living in Belgium with him and our 2 cats; seeing the world together in our spare time is just a huge bonus! We are currently expecting our first child together in December of 2016.

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HOW THIS BLOG WORKS: 

We focus on a lot of different things on this blog, from pregnancy to travel to every-day life.

If you’re looking for tips on travel – the HOME page is where you’ll start!
If you’re looking for advice about life as a perpetual expat – start HERE.
If you’re looking for tips on long distance relationships or maintaining your relationships while you travel – start HERE.
If you’re looking for general immigration advice, click HERE – and if you’re looking for Belgium-specific immigration advice, you’ll find that HERE.

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HOW I GOT HERE…

2011:
I just happened to fall in love with a Belgian over the internet; which obviously changed my life. We spoke back and forth for about 7 months, and then he flew to Canada to meet me.

2011-2013:
Every 5 or 6 months, one of us would fly to visit the other, spending just a few weeks together at a time. Obviously this couldn’t go on forever…

2013:
So, after 2 years of long distance, I moved to Belgium and fell in love with the idea of (slowly but surely) seeing the world. I love part-time, slow travel, because I absolutely need my down-time at home with my Belgian and our 2 cats.

2015:
Approved for my final/long term Belgian visa! I’m now a permanent resident of this awesome country!

2016:
We’re pregnant! Starting our international/multi-cultural family in winter of 2016!

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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME…

MY FAVOURITE LOCATION(S) SO FAR:
Brugge, Belgium
Vancouver, BC, Canada


SOMETHING NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT ME:
I am fairly terrified of birds, and that’s no joke.


MY FAVOURITE TRAVEL QUOTE:
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”
– Gustave Flaubert


DREAM DESTINATION:
Right now, I would probably say Greece or New Zealand. Or Iceland. Or Switzerland. Okay, everywhere, basically. But those ones would be the best.


 

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